Hosting a game night? You'll want to get your hands on cool board games in Singapore. Or hit up a board game cafe with a mighty catalogue.
‘Fess up, who’s still stuck in a rut when it comes to ideas for group activities with friends? Not all of us are outdoorsy enough to go on a group hike together. And there has to be something else to do besides hanging out at all the usual brunch spots every weekend. Geeky as it sounds, give board games and card games a chance! Roll the dice and spend quality time with your friends shopping at these specialty stores or chilling at board game cafes in Singapore.
Where to buy board games in Singapore
1. Dueller’s Point
If you’re a Magic: The Gathering enthusiast, this shop stocks up on single cards from the popular card game and exclusive sealed products. Dig around a little and you’ll find board games, popular card games, gaming supplies and, for the hardcore ones, paint for figurines. A board gamer’s heaven!
Dueller’s Point, #B1-541, Blk 450 Hougang Ave 10, Singapore 530450
2. Battle Quarters
Don’t be intimated by the moniker. While the shop caters to tabletop war games, you can come across cool board games ranging from different themes like medieval, horror and sci-fi. That includes Battle For Rokugan, Dune (yes, it’s based on the Frank Herbert novel, which is becoming a movie) and Mountains of Madness. So, are you game to go on a little adventure?
Battle Quarters, #01-03, 63 East Coast Road, Singapore 428776
3. Team Board Game
Browse through hundreds of board games here to find stuff like party favourite card game Taboo, the ever classic Dungeons and Dragons, and one to prep you for the end of days: Pandemic. The best part? Though it’s not exactly a game cafe, this place also doubles up as a game room where you can book a table to play with friends for an affordable fee.
Team Board Game, #06-07, 16 Arumugam Road, LTC Building D, Singapore 409961
With over a hundred card and board games on the online store, Toytag offers enthusiasts both variety and convenience. The games on sale include kid-friendly offerings like King of Tokyo and grown-up ones like the Game of Thrones board game. You name it, these folks have it.
Toytag, #06-02/03, Apex @ Henderson, 201 Henderson Road, Singapore 159545
Tucked away in Midpoint Orchard is Singapore’s largest board game shop. A popular haunt for Warhammer 40k gamers, the smattering of players painting figurines might give you the impression that the shop is purely for more hardcore games. But turn right when you enter, and you’ll find several well-stocked rows of board and card games like Unstable Unicorns and Sushi Roll.
[email protected], #03-01, Midpoint, 220 Orchard Road, Singapore 238852
6. Gamesaurus Rex
Board gaming isn’t as popular as many other mainstream hobbies, so it can be a pain to get a group together for game night. If this is a problem you’re facing, come by Gamesaurus Rex’s regular gaming events and participate in tournaments, both solo and team. This full-service gaming venue also serves as a hangout for hobbyists and a great place to meet like-minded friends.
Gamesaurus Rex, 259A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574386
7. Board Game Lifestyle
With over 500 (yes, check the site if you don’t believe us) board game offerings and more than 400 card games on sale, this is the place to be. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it probably isn’t out yet. The folks at Boardgame Lifestyle are also pretty on top of the gaming scene and keep up with new releases regularly.
Board Game Lifestyle, available online
Fun board game cafes in Singapore
Billed as a home away from home, Coffeemin is a space where you can read, work, play and mingle. While the cafe is popular with creatives and working professionals, it offers quite the selection of video and board games as well. Pick from classics like Jenga and Taboo or try out more esoteric offerings like Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride and Fearsome Floors. As a bonus, you get to bring your own food and drinks or snack on those provided.
Coffeemin, #02-01, Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
9. Mosanco Settler’s Cafe
Want to game in the comfort of your own home but can’t find the privacy or space? Gather up your posse of board game enthusiasts and reserve a table at this cafe. You’ll be treated to a massive library of games, alongside ample playing space and comfy seating. Also, fuel up on a full selection of bites, coffee and booze from the menu.
Mosanco Settler’s Cafe, 39A North Canal Road, Singapore 059295
10. The Mind Cafe
Bored of hitting the same old bars for after-work drinks with your colleagues? Give your liver a break and your noggins a workout at The Mind Cafe. Sit down to classic games like Monopoly Deal and Uno, or more intriguing options like Cutthroat Caverns and Voodoo Mania. Don’t worry about scarfing down a quick dinner before getting here; the cafe features a full menu with mains like beef lasagna and laksa fried rice alongside desserts.
The Mind Cafe, multiple locations including Prinsep Street and Singapore Discovery Centre
The next time boredom hits, head to these board game places in Singapore for fun times.